Professional Biography

Christopher (Chris) S. Coleman Partner

  • Phoenix

    D +1.602.351.8050

    F +1.602.648.7022

    Phoenix

    2901 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2000

    Phoenix, AZ 85012-2788

    +1.602.351.8050

    CColeman@perkinscoie.com

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Overview

Chris Coleman, a partner in the firm's Litigation and Product Liability practice groups, focuses on complex and sophisticated business litigation, with a special emphasis on high-profile litigation and document and discovery management. Other areas of emphasis include privacy law, antitrust, business torts, securities, intellectual property, construction litigation, and employment litigation. Chris's experience extends to state and federal court matters, as well as arbitrations, emergency injunctions, jury and non-jury trials, and appeals. Chris also advises clients on records retention and dispute avoidance issues.

Chris has helped clients, both large and small, in resolving complex disputes in matters such as the following:

  • Successfully defended tire manufacturer against wrongful death claims arising out of tread separation incidents.

  • Defended manufacturer of hip replacement implant against product defect claim. Settled.

  • Successfully defended a defense contractor against a $750 million claim asserting Robinson-Patman Act violations and tortious interference claims.

Chris also serves as an adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law, Arizona State University, teaching courses in Privacy Law, Trial Advocacy, and Introduction to Lawyering, and has also taught a course on professionalism for the Arizona State Bar.

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law, Adjunct Professor

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Bar and Court Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1997
  • Missouri State University, B.A., 1993